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Unit Overview


This unit provides students with a foundation in enterprise information (ERP) systems and identifies the key issues involved in acquiring and maintaining large-scale software systems in organisations. The unit provides students with a process view of organisations in which the impact of business activities can be seen across functional areas. The objective of the unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of enterprise systems so that they can appreciate the role and functionality of ERP software as well as being able to contribute effectively in projects for acquiring and enhancing ERP software. Topics include evolution of ERP systems; business functions and process; business process modelling; ERP requirements analysis; planning, design and implementation of ERP systems; ERP system modules, sales and marketing; accounting and finance; production and materials management; and human resources.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Management; Enterprise and Innovation major sequences
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) identify and analyse business information requirements; (2) conduct a feasibility analysis for ERP acquisition and make a justified recommendation; (3) prepare and use various information gathering techniques for eliciting user requirements and system expectations; (4) identify and describe the essential functionality of ERP software; (5) use formal process modelling techniques to map business processes; (6) efficiently navigate and access information in an ERP system; (7) assess the potential impacts of ERP implementations; and (8) develop teamwork skills.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial/laboratory activities; (2) group assignment; and (3) exams. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christina Kum
Unit rules
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.